German man on hunger strike in Sharjah’s notorious prison, after being sentenced to life in prison
German sentenced to LIFE in UAE desert jail goes on hunger strike 42 year old Dieter Kellouche has resorted to a hunger strike after his entire life was stolen by an Emirati Sheikh in a judicial system where a spiteful allegation is enough to condemn a victim to a life sentence. Radha Stirling interviewed Dieter’s brother Thomas on her podcast “Gulf in Justice” last month where she discussed his plight in depth. Abandoned by the German government and with no end in sight, Dieter has resorted to
Gulf in Justice - The Case of Dieter Kellouche - German man facing life sentence in UAE for 'upsetting Sheikh.'
German citizen Dieter Kellouche was good friends with a UAE government official and tribal leader, but upset him and is now serving a life sentence. Dieter was sentenced to life in a Sharjah desert prison after befriending a Sheikh whose failure to recognise him after a few years apart, resulted in his own embarrassment. The Sheikh apologised to Dieter but then had him arrested and jailed over a series of false and un-evidenced allegations. Dieter has been sentenced to life in prison. Radha Stirling, founder of Detained in Dubai said: “The prevalence of prominent Emiratis abusing foreign nationals is not only frequent, but it’s seriously damaging to the reputation of the UAE. No investor or expat can feel safe in a country where they can be jailed at the whim of locals who clearly dominate the judicial system in the country and where no evidence of a crime is required to jail someone. “Artur Ligeska wrote a book outlining his wrongful imprisonment, torture and human rig…
German Embassy “not visited me in more than a year” - Dieter Kellouche
Desperate plea from German detained in UAE at whim of autonomous Sheikh “I received a call from Dieter Kellouche today”, says Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, who is representing the 42 year old man left to rot in a Sharjah desert jail. “Dieter told me he has not been seen by the German Embassy in more than a year and that he doesn’t know why. It hasn’t been due to covid restrictions as he knows the British consulate visited one of their citizens. He feels he has been forgotten and a